ROA leader Dixon launches appeal to MPs over Tote sale
RACEHORSE OWNERS' ASSOCIATION leader Paul Dixon has stepped up his campaign to persuade government to prevent the Tote falling into outside hands with a written appeal to MPs.
The ROA has sent a copy of this month's Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder magazine to all 645 MPs with a letter from the association president urging them to oppose the selling of the Tote to the highest bidder.
Dixon writes: "To allow the Tote to be sold in an all-or-nothing way for a knock-down price to an entity that doesn't care about the well-being of our industry would be nothing short of a scandal. It would be a far cry from the manifesto pledges of successive governments 'to sell the Tote to racing for the benefit of racing'."
Read more in Friday's Racing Post